"Historical Sketch of The New Age, , Founded, June 1912: 10 Years of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Masses"
by Robert Wark
Published in The New Age [Buffalo], vol. 11, whole no. 516 (July 13, 1922), pp. 1, 10.
This 10 year anniversary review of the Buffalo, New York Socialist weekly The New Age was written by a former local party organizer and periodic Associate Editor of the publication. Wark recounts the main events of a decade of local Socialist politics, from the establishment of the paper as the Buffalo Socialist on June 6, 1912, to the present day. Chief among these were publicity of speakers of the SPA's national lyceum program (1912), publicity in support of local street car strikes (1913, 1918), exposure of fake civic charity campaigns ostensibly launched on behalf of the working class, successful removal of the corrupt administration of the Central Labor Council of Buffalo (1913), leadership of a free speech fight resulting the jailing of local activists (1913), agitation for woman suffrage, ideological fisticuffs with evangelical leader Billy Sunday (1916-17), fighting against war and conscription (1917) and for preservation of the paper in the repression which followed, leadership of a campaign for unemployed workers (1919), and the struggle for free speech and free press during the great Red Scare (1919-1920). Details of the changing composition of the editorial staff are provided, in addition to the detail that it
Published in USA prior to 1923, public domain.
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